Belgrade, Pristina agree to “work intensively at expert level” after 2nd dialogue: EU representative


BRUSSELS, July 16 (Xinhua) — A meeting in person between Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and the head of government of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti concluded here late on Thursday and the two sides agreed to continue the dialogue, said European Union (EU) Special Representative Miroslav Lajcak.

It was the second high-level meeting between the two sides since the EU-facilitated peace process resumed on Sunday. The meeting focused on two elements — missing persons and displaced persons, and economic cooperation.

After the initial exchange of positions, both parties agreed to continue to work intensively at expert level, starting next week in Brussels, said Lajcak after the meeting.

It was also agreed that the next high-level meeting would take place in Brussels in early September, added Lajcak.

Earlier on Thursday, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said he encouraged both sides to approach the talks in the spirit of compromise and pragmatism.

Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008. Serbia rejects it and considers Kosovo its own province. Enditem


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